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G-PST/ESIG Webinar Series: MCCS (Modular Control Center System) – Designing a Future-oriented Control Center System For a Successful Energy Transition
February 22, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Featured Speakers: Mirko Pracht, Director, Digitalization in System Operations, 50Hertz / Program Lead & Initiator for MCCS; Ralf Heisig, Product Manager, MCCS, 50Hertz
About the Webinar: With the initiative “60 to 100 due 2032” it is the goal of 50Hertz to integrate sufficient renewable energy sources into the grid to obtain 100% of energy from renewables by the year 2032. For that purpose, we are developing with MCCS a system that uses a modular and scalable approach to the control architecture to manage and overcome future challenges in smart grid networks. The webinar will demonstrate the path for successfully applying the design principles to implement the modular approach from the beginning to the present day, and describe what a modular design approach means for the relevant technologies and potential vendors. The challenge of master data management and communication will be outlined and how it was overcome will be described. Through an iterative product development process, collaboration and an agile approach, 50Hertz is paving the way to a digital future.
About the Speakers: Mirko Pracht is Director, Digitalization in System Operations at 50Hertz (German TSO) and Program Lead and Initiator for MCCS (Modular Control Center System). Mirko and his team are responsible for digitalization strategy and initiatives within System Operations of 50Hertz, project portfolio and project implementation, data strategy and architecture and for national and internal cooperation & compliance topics in System Operations. Before that he was Head of Technical IT, working with his team on maintenance, operation and development of all operational technology (OT) systems within 50Hertz.
Ralf Heisig is the Product Manager for MCCS (Modular Control Center System). For the past ten years he held various roles and positions at Vattenfall, including IT Manager, Program Manager and R&D Engineer for Sustainable Energy Solutions Distribution. Prior to that he worked for 20 years at Siemens Energy and Automation as Product Manager and Project Manager in the areas of Power System Applications – Energy Management Systems, Station Automation, Power Quality and Communication Technologies.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, Executive Director, ESIG
Registration Cost: FREE
Q&A Session: We will be using the slido platform for Q&A. Please submit your questions and follow-along during the event at this link.